West Ham player Andriy Yarmolenko is being linked with an exit from the Hammers this summer as the Sky Sports report that Chinese side Shandong Luneng are keen to hire the winger’s services.
The report says that the Ukrainian could see an end of his stay in East London as the Scottish boss David Moyes needs to raise funds for hiring new players this window.
The 30-year-old joined London Stadium for £17.5 million two years ago and has shown glimpses of his quality for West Ham in that period.
The forward has clocked up 33 appearances in all competitions for West Ham so far, smashing 7 goals and creating two assists. However, he has had serious injuries in each season and that has badly affected his game in London.
The Hammers supporters will surely be angry if the club fails to make new signings for the upcoming season, however, selling their talented players to generate funds doesn’t look like the smartest idea either.
The club’s decision to sell Grady Diangana to West Brom has been heatedly discussed lately and many fans are angry that they let go such a talented academy player. The supporters’ response could be similar if they decided to offload Yarmolenko as well.
The Ukraine international’s injury issues suggest that he is a risk, but he is also one of the few who possess a special talent and he is very popular among the fans.